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Robert Gillmor's new book - Pressing On at the Aubrey Art Gallery

Robert Gillmor's new book: Pressing On - a Decade of New Linocuts. Available to buy from March 23rd.

Welcome to the Aubrey Art Gallery.

Normal hours of opening are:
Wednesday and Friday - 10.00 to 4.00
Thursday and Saturday - 10.00 to 2.00
or open by appointment

The gallery was founded in 2009 and specialises in original prints, drawings, watercolour, oil and acrylic paintings - pictures to give pleasure - by an eclectic mix of artists including Penny Berry Paterson,Hugh Brandon-Cox, Gordon Crossley, Merrie Curtis-Fuller, Paul Darley, John Dobbs, Brin Edwards, Robert Gillmor, Andrew Haslen, Joshua McDowall, Sue Molineux, John Tookey and Nat Young.

As you go round the room, do look out for work by Emma Buckmaster, Tom Deakins and Paul Finn - all members of `The Arborealists`, a group founded in 2013.As the name suggests these artists concentrate on trees, forests and woods , depicting the subject matter `with special value and developing new perception` in their work.

The majority of our stock, including a selection of a quality books by artists such as John Busby and Eric Ennion, can be purchased here online - please phone or email to enquire about framed work which does not have a 'buy now' button - but we would be delighted to welcome you to our gallery in the heart of the historic market town of Great Dunmow.

In keeping with a green approach to the environment, the gallery will no longer be sending flyers advertising our exhibitions in the post as everything will be by email. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive details of forthcoming exhibitions and special events please e-mail aubreyart@btconnect.com. If you do not have an email address, then of course we will send you any appropriate information (but can you let us have your name please)

Please note delivery costs indicated on this website are for UK sales only, to enquire about purchasing artworks or books from outside of the UK, please email or telephone the gallery to determine delivery charges.

Original Prints

Please note that the prints on our website are not reproductions; they are original limited-edition works of art, printed, signed and numbered by the artist. You can read more about original limited-edition prints, the various methods artists use to create them, and our enthusiasm for them here.

If a print you want has sold, then please do still contact us and we may be able to access another in the same edition.

Gallery News

Robert Gillmor - Pressing On
Britain's greatest living wildlife printmaker and the last remaining founding member of the Society of Wildife Artists (SWLA), Robert Gillmor relocated from Reading to Cley-next-the-Sea in Norfolk in 1998. This year he celebrates the 20th anniversary of his move with an all-Norfolk book entitled Pressing On. Featuring 160 linocuts created since 2006, the book reproduces all 46 Royal Mail Post & Go stamp designs, 33 New Naturalist Library book jackets, some 30 prints created for gallery sale, plus various Christmas cards, book illustrations and logos. Format: Hardback, 227mm x 227mm. 168 pages (full colour throughout). UK price: 25.00.

Preface to Robert's new book - Pressing On:
" 'Pressing on', I replied, in answer to a friend's enquiry about what I had been up to since my last book was published in 2006. During the period covered by this new volume, I have produced more than 30 New Naturalist jackets, eight series of stamps for Royal Mail, posters for the annual Birdfair, book cover artwork and at least 30 prints destined for sale through the galleries that continue to support me and promote my work.
With more than enough material to fill the pages of a new book, I have this time opted for an 'all-Norfolk' approach in acknowledgement of the wildlife-rich county that has been my permanent home for 20 years. Much of my inspiration is local to north Norfolk, with all of the prints produced in my Cley-next-the-Sea studio. I am delighted that this book has been conceived, written, designed and printed in Norfolk.
For me, the attraction of the linocut print is that it forces me to simplify, to reduce the subject to its basic shapes and colours, without too much fussy detail. You will not find pictures of small, speckled brown birds in the depths of twiggy bushes. Ideally, my birds have simple, bold plumage patterns - species such as Avocets, Oystercatchers and Ringed Plovers. These are the birds of the coastal marshes on my doorstep. Their backgrounds are also considered simply, often without unnecessary detail. Vegetation can be suggested or reduced to pattern-like shapes. I enjoy rich colours, and in the stamps some became a lot more colourful than in much of my previous work."

Other News
The Gallery is delighted to welcome new works by the Cambridgeshire artist Janet Gammans. Alongside her hallmark paintings of hares and seascapes, Janet has painted very dynamic yet delicate watercolours of London views - a must see!

The gallery is also displaying pieces from the art collection of Babatunde Folarin. Babatunde has travelled widely and met a fascinating variety of artists resulting in the accumulation of a most intriguing, diverse and challenging collection of pictures. Some of the pictures are available to enjoy at the gallery - with the rest of the collection being accessible through the link below. Why not treat yourself to taking out a a few enjoyable minutes to browse through the collection.

Babatunde Folarin Collection  Babatunde Folarin Collection  Babatunde Folarin Collection

Babatunde Folarin Collection

Paul Finn has had a painting accepted for the London Group exhibition in November.

Michele Ashby has had a painting selected for the RSMA exhibition.

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Michele Ashby

Michele`s latest pictures offer a new subject for the Aubrey art gallery - a very warm welcome to her `Little Ballerina `series. These beautiful pastels portray the `behind the scene` experience of young children, capturing the nervousness, excitement and thrill of being on stage.

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Michele Ashby's Little Ballerina Series